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Klopp Comments On Coutinho's Move To Barca

Jurgen Klopp Comments On Philippe Coutinho's Move To FC Barcelona

By SL International - Jan 07, 2018 02:05 PM

FC Barcelona broke their club transfer record to secure the services of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, and Jurgen Klopp has now commented on the player's departure.

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On Saturday night, the Catalan giants confirmed they had reached agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of the Brazil international.

Klopp reveals they did everything possible to try and keep Coutinho at the club, but admits it was the player's dream.

"It is with great reluctance that we – as a team and club – prepare to say farewell to a good friend, a wonderful person and a fantastic player in Philippe Coutinho," he told the Liverpool's official website.

"It is no secret that Philippe has wanted this move to happen since July, when Barcelona first made their interest known.

"Philippe was insistent with me, the owners and even his team-mates this was a move he was desperate to make happen.

"Despite that, we managed to keep the player here beyond the summer window, hoping that we would be able to persuade him to stay and be part of what we are looking to do.

"I can tell the Liverpool supporters that we, as a club, have done everything within our means to convince Philippe that remaining part of LFC was as attractive as moving to Spain, but he is 100 per cent certain his future – and that of his family – belongs at Barcelona.

"It is his dream and I am now convinced there is nothing left at our disposal to change his mind."

Read: Official: Barca Sign Coutinho For £142m

Do you think Coutinho will be a success at Barca? Have your say in the comment section below.


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CILONGO NKHOSI DLAMINI Joined: 12 Oct 2017
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CILONGO NKHOSI DLAMINI Jan 09, 2018 10:41 PM
@DopeZN £142million is equivalent to €160million, this is because the Pound is powerful than the Euros. U should consider exchange rates
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SiyaVToni Joined: 10 Oct 2010
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SiyaVToni Jan 09, 2018 04:07 PM
Long overdue
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leendomint Joined: 11 Oct 2016
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leendomint Jan 09, 2018 02:00 PM
Bad move
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MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC Jan 08, 2018 01:15 PM
If he works hard he will
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Matayitayi Jan 08, 2018 12:55 PM
Barca rocks
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DopeZN Joined: 22 Jan 2014
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DopeZN Jan 08, 2018 09:12 AM
Barca confirmed I142million Euros so where's 160million coming from?
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Jan 07, 2018 09:50 PM
It's really hard to watch these BarCow donkeys signing good players while rubbish Madrid is sitting on their laurels as if everything is ok in their camp, nxa.
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Tabali Jan 07, 2018 08:06 PM
Good luck Phillip may your dreams come true. You have the ability to blossom at Barca. Congratulations for your move
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blackmeteor Jan 07, 2018 04:25 PM
"Will he be a success?" LOL it's the same as asking ""Is Messi a good player?"It's a non-question
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jan 07, 2018 04:20 PM
I see Klop his bleeding bt i dnt blame him for that bcz the truth is Coutinho was desperate for this move,so i m wayting to see him shining under Messi and Saurez in Spain
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Livadown Jan 07, 2018 03:54 PM
Mxm Very sad anyway gud luck Phillip in ur new team
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Michaeltshigama Jan 07, 2018 03:29 PM
He should have went to Real Madrid
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Mina d dog Jan 07, 2018 03:26 PM
Who wudnt in just 5 months he'll b a Champion Cops Del ray even UCL maybe nice move my laaite
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Ben_Stokes_101 Jan 07, 2018 03:03 PM
But Klopp you've been adamant that he is going nowhere.... Mxm u such an idioi....
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zaragoza Jan 07, 2018 02:57 PM
what I hate is that his ineligible to play in in uefa champions league this season. I'm happy eventually we have him in our fold. #forcabarca #viscaelbarca.
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Golden Boots Jan 07, 2018 02:29 PM
What kind question is that editor? Coutinho is a gem and with Him Messi and Suarez, they'll give managers of the opposition sleepless nights!

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